Leonardo de Azevedo Calderon
Dr. Calderon obtained his Bachelor's (2000) and Doctoral degree (2004) in Biological Sciences from the University of Brasília - UnB. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Researcher in Public Health at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz Rondonia), Head of the Center for the Study of Biomolecules Applied to Health (CEBio). Dr. Calderon has experience in the field of molecular biochemistry and biophysics, working mainly in peptide and protein engineering, development of new drugs, purification and physicochemical, and thermodynamic characterization of biomolecules and bioinformatics. He supervises master's and doctoral students linked to Postgraduate programs in Experimental Biology, Biodiversity and Biotechnology - Bionorte Network and Conservation and Use of Natural Resources. Among the challenges to which he is dedicated, is the reduction of technological asymmetries in the Amazon, and the design and synthesis of bioactive peptides useful for the development of innovative products to combat leishmaniasis and malaria inspired from sources of biodiversity.